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Exciting new career opportunity: Events & Functions Co-ordinator

By 30 January 2017January 12th, 2021No Comments

The Weald & Downland Living Museum at Singleton, near Chichester, is recruiting for an Events & Functions Co-ordinator to join its busy Commercial Operations team as part of its ambitious growth plans.

This exciting new full time role will support the Events & Functions Manager in delivering first class shows, weddings, functions and more and is salaried at £22,000 per annum.

To apply for the position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Applicants should send their CV with a covering letter to the Office Administrator at office@wealddown.co.uk. Applications for this role close at 5pm on Friday 10 February 2017 with interviews commencing the following week.

For further information about this role, visit: https://www.wealddown.co.uk/get-involved/working-for-us/

About the Museum

Voted the Top Visitor Attraction in Sussex 2015 and attracting circa 130,000 visitors annually, the Museum site consists of 40 acres of parkland set in the beautiful South Downs National Park containing 50 significant historic buildings saved from all over the south east of England.

The Museum is not purely about historic buildings but also modern timber-framed structures, including its innovative Downland Gridshell building – runner up in the Stirling Prize 2002 – which hosts workshops, events, functions and concerts, and can seat over 200 people.

The Museum’s latest investment, its Gateway Project, sees nearly £6m being spent, including £4m from the Heritage Lottery Fund, on a cluster of new buildings at its entrance.

These buildings will provide three new introductory galleries, new ticketing reception and shop, a new waterside café and functions space seating over 150 complete with a deck over the mill pond, along with a new community and education space.

All of the new buildings will offer views over the Museum’s restored mill pond and across to its 17th century watermill and historic Market Square.